2017 Public Health Mentor Program

FOR THE 2017 COHORT!!!!!

The Colorado Public Health Mentoring Program (CPHMP) is a collaboration among Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA), Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA), and Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado (PHNAC).  In addition, the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) is acting as a strategic thinking partner and offering support to assist with the program in 2017.  Because CPHMP is financially supported by our professional associations, all participants MUST be a member of at least one of the following supporting organizations:

CPHMP intends to cultivate a strong future for public health in Colorado by facilitating the mentoring process among public health professionals. Mentoring is a developmental relationship in which one person nurtures the professional development of another. This relationship can build pathways to career opportunities, improve recruitment and retention, enrich leadership, increase adaptability in the midst of challenges, heighten professional satisfaction and decrease stress and role conflict. Former CPHMP mentors and mentees alike have found the mentoring relationship valuable and informative.

CPHMP is seeking:

  • MENTORS with professional experience in public health, enthusiasm, the ability to assist in goal development and a commitment to enhance the public health workforce in Colorado.
  • MENTEES who are interested in learning more about public health, are new to public health or who would like support and guidance in their public health career. Mentees should feel comfortable setting goals and guiding their own learning experience.  *PLEASE NOTE: This program is not intended solely for job seeking purposes.

For more information and the program schedule, click here.


CPHA Logo_final-02Congratulations to our new Board Members!

The CPHA Annual Association Meeting was held on September 15th, in conjunction with the Public Health in the Rockies Conference, in Breckinridge, CO.

During the meeting, CPHA members unanimously approved the proposed Bylaws changes and elected six new board members:

  • Treasurer: Micaela Cohen Kirshy
  • Membership Director: Adam Anderson
  • Professional Education, Jr Director: Sophia Yager
  • Communications Director: Gwendolyn West
  • Student Director: William Mundo
  • Member-At-Large: Kelly Conroy

Continuing their board service in new or continuing roles for 2016-2017 are:


  • President: Brian Turner
  • Past President: Burke Fishburn
  • [APHA] Interim Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council (ARGC): Kim Boyd
  • Interim Secretary: Cassidy Smith


  • Public Health Policy Director: Amy Winterfeld
  • Professional Education, Sr. Director: Meghan Prentiss

Progress and status reports were provided on CPHA activities for the past year. Read the CPHA 2015-2016 Annual Report here.


Congratulations to 2016 CPHA Award Winners

CPHA also presented our 2016 Awards at Public Health in the Rockies. See all 2016 Award Winners here.

Tell Us What You Think! 2016 Member Satisfaction & Policy Priorities Survey

A few minutes of your time NOW will help direct CPHA efforts for the next year. Here’s the survey.


We support the Campaign for a Healthy Colorado.

This November, Colorado can stop tobacco companies from getting more children and adults addicted to cigarettes for the rest of their lives.  The state ballot measure would increase cigarette and other tobacco product taxes, a proven way to fight this deadly problem and keep kids from starting to smoke.

Join the Campaign and learn more here

Colorado Public Health Association joins 13 groups
to support Colorado’s Healthy Beverage policy.

See the letter and an article on the issue here.


Serving Colorado for over 78 Years

Founded in 1938, the Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) is the oldest and largest non-profit association representing Colorado’s statewide network of current and emerging public health professionals, businesses and organizations.

We are an active, dynamic and growing organization that aspires to be the Voice of Public Health in Colorado.

Public health is a Big Tent! We are not just healthcare professionals, local public health officials, researchers or academics.

Any individual, agency, nonprofit organization, company or others working to promote public health–including healthcare, wellness, nutrition, food safety, physical activity, the environment, outdoor recreation, clean water, sustainable and healthy communities–you are part of the public health community, too!

 Join us!


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